Punchestown

  • 16:40 Goffs Punchestown Festival Invitational Sale Flat Race2m

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.40s
  • Off time: 16:47:47
16:40 Punchestown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hairy O'malley (IRE) 9/4
2nd Bosman Rule (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 22 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Bosman Rule (IRE) 37
Nag me
6 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 11/82.38
2 Orange, white sash, emerald green sleeves, white diabolo, white cap, orange diamonds Making Headlines (IRE)
Nag me
7 12-0 John Feane Mr S G Carey (5) 14/115.00
3 WHITE, black stars, white sleeves & cap All The Chimneys (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-13 W J Austin Mr D Skehan (7) 12/113.00
4 P0 WHITE, royal blue star, royal blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap Boolavard King (IRE) 38
Nag me
5 11-13 J A Berry A F O'Neill (7) 50/151.00
5 245 Red, emerald green cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Hairy O'malley (IRE) 85
Nag me
5 11-13 C Roche Mr P Roche (3) 9/43.25
6 0-08 RED, royal blue diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamond Vision Du Coeur (FR) 64
Nag me
5 11-13 F Flood Ms N Carberry 11/43.75
7 00-PPFP ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, white sleeves, yellow cap, white star Cinder Rua (IRE) 84
Nag me
7 11-7 D T Kelly Mr D T Kelly (7) 50/151.00

Verdict

Bosman Rule, runner-up to Mr Boss Man on his debut here in November, was beaten a distance when runner-up to No More Heroes over 2m4f at Leopardstown so will be relieved to get back to this trip. Hairy O'Malley has plenty going for him not least a very close fourth to subsequent winning hurdler The Winkler at Galway. MAKING HEADLINES could be an apt name for this newcomer as he's trained by KIldare handler John Feane, who had his first winner on the Flat at Dundalk recently. The first foal of a mare who won on the Flat in France and over hurdles in Ireland, he has the pedigree for this and if the market speaks in his favour he's the one to be on.